Make National Truth and Reconciliation Day a Stat

Over the past year, the graves of more than 1,300 Indigenous children have been discovered at former residential school sites. We mourned together, grieved together, and faced the truth together: that all Indigenous Peoples living in Canada are survivors of Canada’s tools of genocide.

Declaring September 30 the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is one of the 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Making September 30th a provincial statutory day off is a way to keep this work on the front burner, to convey the gravity of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and to make sure the precious children that were taken from their parents, their families, their communities are never, ever forgotten.

 

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Ontario should make September 30th, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a statutory day off.